M.Sc. University of Piraeus
Professor, University of Piraeus & NR Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, US. 21, Lambraki Ave., GR-18533
Container terminal efficiency is a critical factor in the contemporary global trade. We apply the DEA and SFA methods to evaluate efficiency of 6 major ports in the West Africa region to investigate whether these ports can become the main hubs of container transport to African inland in the future. The DEA and SFA methods were applied to a number of inputs such as total quay length; total terminal area, number of quayside cranes, number of gantry cranes and number of reach stackers and single output, to measure efficiency.
Keywords: Transportation Economics, Ports, Efficiency, Sea Trade
JEL classification: R41, R11